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No Packers Named to Pro Bowl

The Green Bay Packers did not have a single player named to the Pro Bowl as the NFL released initial rosters on Friday evening.

Rookie running back Eddie Lacy was named a first alternate, meaning if a running back is injured, plays in the Super Bowl or just declines to play, Lacy will take his place.

Lacy has 263 carries for 1,112 rushing yards and 10 TDs, all franchise rookie records. Lacy’s yardage total ranks seventh in the league and his rushing TD total is tied for third.

Seven other Packers players were also named alternates. They are fullback John Kuhn, quarterback Aaron Rodgers, guard Josh Sitton, linebacker Clay Matthews, wide receiver Jordy Nelson, and cornerbacks Sam Shields and Tramon Williams.

This year, Pro Bowl teams will not be broken up by conference. The player pool was made up of a combination of fan, player and coach voting, each counting for one-third.

The pool of all available all-stars will be drafted by teams led by captains, Hall of Famers Jerry Rice and Deion Sanders.

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The TKstinator's picture

Lacy is very deserving. Way to go!

SOL's picture

Yes, it's nice to be named, but the "Ring" goes a lot further...let's hope the Pack alternates have to decline for purposes of grabbing the "Ring".

The TKstinator's picture

One ring to rule them all.

Pack Fan in FIB Land's picture

+1

The TKstinator's picture

Thanks brother.

Stay strong in FIB Land!

Derek in CO's picture

Embarrassing, really. Josh Sitton deserved it.

4thand1's picture

Last year KC had 6 or 7 in the pro bowl? They won 2 games. Every person everywhere considers the pro bowl a farce. Its all about stats. Packers pro bowl players haven't been on the field.

RC Packer Fan's picture

That's the biggest thing. Rodgers, CM3, Cobb, Hayward, all are pro bowl players on the roster and all have missed time.

IMO Nelson deserves to be at the Pro Bowl. But without Rodgers he doesn't have the stats.
Lacy deserves to be in the Pro Bowl as well.

Worldstab's picture

Kuhn being an alternate is further proof the pro bowl is a joke. There must not be any other fullbacks still left in the league who could be alternates ahead of him.

Brian Carriveau's picture

John Kuhn had his best season in years if you ask me.

jeremy's picture

Agreed, most people don't understand what he does.

Bomdad's picture

Sometime Kuhn himself doesn't understand. Like when he batted the blocked Punt beyond the line of scrimmage.

jeremy's picture

My recollection is that he was trying to pick up the ball. Which Brian has pointed out has nothing to do with his performance at FB.

4thand1's picture

People don't see the things like picking up blitz's, opening a hole, and just plain blocking. They remember the muffed blocked punt though.

Brian Carriveau's picture

Which also had nothing to do with how he played fullback, for what it's worth.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Although his full back dive sure looks like it can be a successful play when the Packers actually have a true rushing threat in the backfield behind him.

I actually kind of like it now that teams are so focused and concerned with Lacy.

Digital Tucker Hero's picture

and the three yard Hail Mary pass where Rodgers got sacked when Kuhn should have been blocking...SF game...but ..agreed, he's sprung Lacy with some great blocks this year. But please no more third and 18 screen passes to him.. Who does MM think Kuhn is? Paul Ott Carruth?

Morgan Mundane's picture

Gerhart had more yards in one game then Kuhn had all year. No comparison between the two.

4thand1's picture

Why don't you stay on a Vikings blog? Think I'll go on one a rip the shitty vikes all day. Apparently you have nothing better to do.

Stroh's picture

Gerhart is Peterson's backup. He plays RB, Kuhn is a FB. I guess you don't even know the difference in roles between a RB and FB! But then why would you, you haven't shown that you know SQUAT about Football in general!! Go Away Troll!!

Stroh's picture

Compare Gerhart to Starks.

C's picture

The omissions on the pro bowl list make this a joke. Allow exec's and scouts weighted votes or do away with the whole thing.

steven's picture

if you guys recalled i recently ask who you guys and gals viewed as a better running back lacy or bell? Well IMO opinion and not me just being a fan i would honestly pick lacy. While he may not have the break away speed he still has plenty of start and stop speed. And his first gear is quite explosive as well ( 60 yarder). watching bell play he came off as playing kinda slow. Nor does he seem as powerful as lacy. I would HATE to tackle lacy. I would love your opinions as well, including the cheeseheadtv team if they find the time. thank you :)

Stroh's picture

Lacy EASY. More powerful, about as fast, more instinctive. Only think Bell has on Lacy is hands. He's a better receiver out of the backfield. But purely as a runner Lacy hands down and it isn't even close! Blocking probably about equal.

Bell might have a little longer career, but Lacy's will be marked by much more success!

RC Packer Fan's picture

To be fair though, how good are Lacy's hands? Packers haven't used Lacy enough in the passing game to know how good Lacy's hands are.

Stroh's picture

Lacy has 33 recp, 240some yards. Bell has 44 and almost 400yds. Bell is more involved in the Pitts passing game but not a lot. Either way its not really about production as recievers. Bell is just a better natural receiver. Lacy is good tho.

Bell doesn't have to fight for receptions w/ as may other weapons on the team.

RC Packer Fan's picture

I remember that Steven.

I personally felt that after watching the 2 RB's head to head (sort of), that Lacy outshined Bell.
I really think that Lacy is a perfect fit for the Packers. I am really looking forward to seeing what he does when he plays with Rodgers, and where defenses aren't geared towards stopping him.

IMO, Lacy is OROY because he is the only rookie that I have seen that has changed the complexion of an offense. Packers for the last few years were one of the worst rushing teams in the league. Now they are a top 5 rushing team.

Stroh's picture

Lacy has done exactly what I expected him to do. And then some. The fact he sustained his level of play w/ Rodgers out is very telling.

I Loved Lacy going into the draft and would have taken him anywhere outside the 1st rd. Top 2nd on down... Only 2 other RB I would have considered were Montee Ball in the mid late 2nd and Christine Michael about a round later due to his off-field issues.

I never liked Bell very much and would not have drafted him till the 4th if at all. Just wasn't impressed by him. Always was really high on Lacy tho!

Stroh's picture

I even predicted Lacy might win ROTY award. Which now seems likely IMO. All due respect to Keenan Allen, Lacy has done a lot more. More touches, yards, TD's (I think). Lacy has only one fumble in nearly 300 touches for the season. Allen has 2 fumbles on about 1/4 the touches.

steven's picture

Lacy was a big part of keeping us even competitive without rodgers. His attitude in his interviews is incredible also. A self starter. The guy will have an incredible career. I havnt seen a back like him

Buster's picture

Stroh - the predictor of all football knowledge. Please, you'll hurt yourself patting yourself on the back.

If you get a chance, discuss the Run D & what you predicted. LOL.

Stroh's picture

Buster you should shut up and pay attention. You would learn something for a change!

Arlo's picture

Give it up Stroh. Everyone has you pegged. You & all your IDs are comical, at best.

Buster's picture

Hey, stroh, I've never ever posted a post to suit your tired old a$$. You can just STFU.

Stroh's picture

Buster you don't have the brains for anything you say to interest me, nor keep up w/ me.

But if you start paying attention you might catch up in a couple decades.

Archie's picture

I love the kid's heart.

Jake's picture

Terrell Manning got robbed.

Arlo's picture

The Pro-Bowl itself may be a farce but I doubt there are very many players for any NFL team who don't want the recognition.

Packer Fans need to accept the obvious. If the Pack had more talent on the roster, they would not have been shut-out.

RC Packer Fan's picture

Yeah, To bad the Packers Pro Bowl caliber players were hurt all year... I wish the backups to the starters were all pro bowl players too...

Morgan Mundane's picture

and why would any of us be surprised. Just who on this team has pro bowl status? Yes Lacy was close but he had some company this year from other running back rookies.
I would have been shocked if any one made the team based on the play and the lack of talent on this team.

4thand1's picture

-uck off

Buster's picture

Do you ever make posts that have anything to do with football? You're just a troll who backs the Pack. How are you any different than Cow?

RC Packer Fan's picture

4th and 1...

NO point of commenting on Morgan Mundane, Arlo, & Buster's posts.

They are just here to try and stir the pot. Basically doing nothing but trying to get a rise out of us Real Packer fans.

In other words, they are just Trolls!!!

Bomdad's picture

The majority of the packers salary cap was spent on players who didn't play. Finley, Cobb, Rodgers, Matthews. So no surprise they don't have pro bowlers.

Dennis eckersley's picture

No MD Jennings?

The TKstinator's picture

Maybe if he keeps developing he'll be worthy in another hundred years.

Lucky953's picture

This is what going 7-7-1 can do for you with voters. Go get the ring. Individual honors are nice for contracts and personal gratification, but the meaningful goals in a team sport are team goals. I haven't watched a pro bowl in 40 years, but have missed maybe 5 SBs in that same time period.

The TKstinator's picture

I agree with you, sir.

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